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As seen around … Long Grove

Long Grove FPD had a large brush fire recently; #LongGroveFPD; #brushfire;

Jimmy Bolf photo; #LongGroveFPD; #brushfire;

Jimmy Bolf photo; #LongGroveFPD; #brushfire;

Jimmy Bolf photo

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New home for Long Grove FPD brush truck


Sold and Delivered – Bennett Volunteer Fire Department – WI

Bennett, Wisconsin; #firetruck; #LongGroveFPD; #BennettVF;

Fire Truck Mall photo; #firetruck; #LongGroveFPD; #BennettVF;

Fire Truck Mall photo

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Long Grove FPD Brush truck for sale

Found at

2011 Alexis Ford 4X4 Mini Pumper

Manufacturer Alexis
Year Built 2011
Mileage 20,235
Location USA – Midwest
Stock # 16297
  • Stock#: 16297
  • 2011
  • Alexis Fire Body
  • F-550 4×4 Ford Chassis
  • 4 – Door Commercial
  • Length: 21′ 9″
  • Truck Height: 8′ 5″
  • Wheelbase: 161.8″
  • GVWR: 19,500
  • Seating for 4;
  • Mileage: 20,235
  • Ford 6.7L 300 HP Diesel Engine
  • New motor in 2021
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Additional equipment not included with purchase unless otherwise listed.
  • Interior Medical Cabinet
  • 520 GPM Pump
  • 300 Gallon Polypropylene Tank
  • 14 Gallon Foam Cell
  • Waterous Aquis Class A Foam System
  • Crosslays/Speedlays: Crosslays: (2) 1 3/4″, (2) 2 1/2″
  • Rear Discharges: (4) 2 1/2″
  • Rear Suction: (2)
  • Booster Reels: (1) 100′; #Alexis; #FordF550; #LongGroveFPD;

Long Grove FPD photo; #Alexis; #FordF550; #LongGroveFPD;

Long Grove FPD photo

thanks Martin

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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22 (more)

Second installment video by Larry Shapiro of the 5-Alarm fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22 highlighting the extensive water supply operation and tanker shuttle


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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro of 5-Alarm fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22


(part 1)

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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22

The Long Grove FPD and surrounding fire departments were dispatched just after 2AM this morning for a house fire at 21605 N Tiffany Court in Kildeer. Heavy black smoke was seen pumping out of a large, two-story home and the alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which was followed immediately by a 2nd Alarm. Within minutes the house was fully engulfed by fire with flames reaching over 60 feet into the air. 

The house was located in a remote subdivision with no hydrants. The alarm was elevated to a 3rd alarm plus an additional 5th alarm for tenders which came from Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kenosha counties.

Water supply operations included four porta-tanks and dozens of tenders shuttling water from two fill sites. Engines from Lake Zurich and Lake Bluff were drafting and suppling a quint from Buffalo Grove, a quint from Barrington, and lines from Long Grove Squad 55.; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames; #EONE; #LongGrovefPD;

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro; tankershuttle; #FireTruck

Larry Shapiro photo

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Long Grove Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the

The Long Grove Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Segalla as fire chief, effective Nov. 15.

Chief Segalla brings experience from an extensive fire service career and was selected after a comprehensive nationwide search.

Segalla’s fire career includes serving in Illinois for the Downers Grove Fire Department, Aurora Fire Department and Lockport Township Fire District and, in more recent years, serving as fire chief in the Los Angeles area for the City of West Covina, the Chino Valley Fire District, and the Upland-Montclair Fire Department.

Segalla earned a bachelor’s degree in fire administration from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University. He has also completed the rigorous Executive Fire Officer course through the National Fire Academy.

Recruitment for the fire chief position was conducted by the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association Professional Evaluation and Assessment Service and yielded 24 applicants. The search and evaluation process was complex and collaborative, encompassing interviews by phone, video conferencing and in person; a comprehensive Assessment Center; and presentations by the top five applicants.

At the conclusion of this process, Chief Segalla was identified as the unanimous choice by the Long Grove Fire Protection District board of trustees.

The LGFPD has been operating under Interim Fire Chief David Riddle since March 2021.

The Long Grove Fire Protection District covers approximately 14 square miles with 12,000 residents in southern Lake and northern Cook Counties of Illinois. The area covered includes portions of five villages and three townships. The department is a combination of full-time sworn members and permanent paid-on-premise members.

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21


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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More photos from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

Just before 2:00PM on Thursday, (4/22/21) fire companies from Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Prospect Heights, Mundelein, the Countryside FPD, the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, Barrington, and Elk Grove Township were dispatched for a house fire at 3159 Cuba Road in Long Grove. Initial reports were of fire on the roof that the resident was attempting to extinguish. The 6,000 square foot home with a cedar shake roof is located roughly 1,000 feet from the road with a winding driveway and wooden bridge for access.

A dispatcher notified responding units that the homeowner had reportedly reentered the home, but was outside again when the first units arrived. Long Grove units saw fire from the attic in front of the house and from the rear as well upon conducting an initial size up. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing more resources including several additional tankers.

An interior attack was made and found heavy fire inside the home before firefighters were forced to retreat and change to defensive operations. Long Grove Tanker 55 with 3,000 gallons of water and Squad 55 with 730 gallons were both in the driveway followed shortly thereafter by Lake Zurich Engine 324 with another 750 gallons after they dropped 750′ of 5″ hose up the driveway on their way in. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which later was upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd Alarm.

A deck gun was used to attack the fire until the initial 4800-gallon combined water supply was depleted while additional companies initiated a water supply from the street. Tankers shuttled water from two fill sites, one east and the other from the west.

At one point ammunition inside was heard exploding. Embers from the fire spread to the east starting several small brush fires. The wind-driven fire spread quickly and totally consumed the house which was completely destroyed. 


fire destroys massive 6000 square foot home in Long Grove

Larry Shapiro photo

An incomplete list of agencies at the scene includes:

  • Long Grove FPD – battalion chief, chief, squad, tanker
  • Buffalo Grove – chief, battalion chief, tower ladder, ambulance, MobileComm
  • Prospect Heights – chief, tanker
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD – battalion chief, squad
  • Deerfield-Riverwoods FPD – squad
  • Palatine – squad
  • Barrington – chief
  • Barrington Countryside FPD – battalion chief
  • Elk Grove Village – ambulance
  • Mundelein – ambulance
  • Wheeling – chief, ambulance
  • Lake Zurich – engine, chief
  • Mount Prospect – engine
  • Highland Park – engine
  • Gurnee – engine
  • Lake Forest – engine
  • Palatine Rural FPD – tanker
  • Countryside FPD – tanker
  • Grayslake FPD – tanker
  • Elk Grove Township FPD – tanker
  • Round Lake FPD – tanker
  • Cary FPD – tanker
  • Lake Villa FPD – tanker
  • Nunda Rural FPD – tanker
  • Fox River Grove FPD – tanker
  • Wauconda FPD – tanker
  • Northbrook – tower ladder

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